– Stranger in Paradise –
from Kismet, 1953
Robert Wright and George Forrest, music partly adapted from Alexander Borodin

{Intro, by me: Dm . Fm6 . Cj7 . A}
. . . . . . . Dm . . G
Take my hand
. . . . . . . . . . . . . C . . . . . A
I'm a stranger in paradise
. . . . . . . . . .Dm . . . . . D-
All lost in a wonderland
. . . . . . . . . . .C
A stranger in paradise

If I stand starry-eyed
That's a danger in paradise
For mortals who stand beside
{ . as before} C . D- . C
An angel like you

. . . . . . . . . . G#9
I saw your face
. . . . . . .C#7
And I ascended
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D#9
Out of the commonplace
. . . . . . .G#9
Into the rare
. . . . . . . . . . . . E
Somewhere in space
. . . . . . . . .B
I hang suspended
. . . . . . F . . . . Dm6
Until I know
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cj7 . C7
There's a chance that you care

Won't you answer the fervent prayer
Of a stranger in paradise
Don't send me in dark despair
From all that I hunger for

But open your angel's arms
To this stranger in paradise
And tell him that he need be
{ . as before . . . . }. Cj7
A stranger no more

– Dream a Little Dream of Me –
by Wilbur Schwandt, Fabian Andre & Gus Kahn, 1931
version = Ella + Louis Armstrong

C . . . C- . . . . . . . . Fj7 . G7
Stars shining bright above you
C . . .Em7 . . . . . . . . . .A . . . . . .A+
Night breezes seem to whisper "I love you"
Dm . . . . . . . . . .Fm6
Birds singing in a sycamore tree
C . . . . . . . . . .C- . . . .G7
Dream a little dream of me.

C . . .C- . . . . . . . . . . . Fj7.G7
Say "Nightie-night" and kiss me
C . .Em7 . . . . . . . . . .A . . . . . . . .A+
Just hold me tight and tell me you'll miss me
Dm . . . . . . . . . . . . Fm6
While I'm alone and blue as can be
C . . . . . . . . . .G# . G7.C
Dream a little dream of me.

Bridge:
G# . .G#6 . . . .C# . . . . . . .D# . G#.G#6 . . . . . . C#.D#
Stars fading but I linger on, dear, still craving your kiss
G#.G#6 . . . .C# . . . . . . . . . .D# . G#.G#- . .D#7
I'm longing to linger till dawn, dear, just saying this:

C . . . . C- . . . . . Fj7 . . . . . G7
Sweet dreams till sunbeams find you
C . . . . Em7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A . . . . . .A+
Sweet dreams that leave your worries behind you
Dm . . . . . . . . . . . .  . .Fm6
But in your dreams whatever they be
C . . . . . . . . . .G# . G7.C
Dream a little dream of me.

{Repeat bridge and last verse, with key change
and insertion / finale change}


C# . .A#m . . ..F# . . . . . . .G# . C#.A#m . . . . . .F#.G#
Stars fading but I linger on, dear, still craving your kiss
C#.A#m . . . .F# . . . . . . . . . G# . C#.C#- . .G#7
I'm longing to linger till dawn, dear, just saying this:

F . . . . F- . . . . . Bbj7 . . . . C7
Sweet dreams till sunbeams find you
F . . . . Am7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D . . . . . .D+
Sweet dreams that leave your worries behind you
Gm9 . . . . . . . . . . . .  . A#-
But in your dreams whatever they be
. . . . . . . . .C
You gotta make me a promise,
. . . . . . . . . . . . . B . . Bbj7
Promise to me, you'll dream
C7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F . . . F9
Dream a little dream of me.